AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Section: 003 Sex and Sexuality in US Popular Culture
Term: FA 2008
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

We will explore how changing ideas about sex, sexuality, and gender appeared in certain types of twentieth-century popular culture. As a group, we will learn to interpret media, such as movies or television, as historical texts that provide insight into past notions about sex in the United States. To this end, we will start with the assumption that media functions as mechanisms of socialization and as a venue for expressing popular concerns or beliefs about gender roles, same-sex desire, race and so forth. We will uncover how the media represented historical issues such as courtship among heterosexuals, pornography, gay liberation, and birth control. At the same time, we will seek to uncover the voices of groups that the mainstream media have often omitted (or actively sought to silence) in discussions about sex. To that end, much of our course reading will draw from academics engaged in an assortment of overlapping fields. Students will be introduced to scholarship in race and ethnic studies, queer studies, feminist studies, and so forth.

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
26110
Open
9
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with JUDAIC 317.001.
003 (LEC)
P
25545
Open
15
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students will automatically be enrolled in lab 004 when they elect lecture 003.
004 (LAB)
 
25546
Open
19
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Laboratory section 004 is for film screenings.
010 (REC)
P
28297
Open
28
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
011 (REC)
P
28465
Open
6
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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